Londry-Jackson, Washington on Senior Bowl watch list
by Staff Reports
Appalachian State quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson and wide receiver Tony Washington have been named to the official watch list for the 2014 Senior Bowl.
In the 64-year history of the Senior Bowl, Appalachian State has been represented in the game just twice -- by wide receivers Dexter Jackson following the 2007 season and Brian Quick after the 2011 campaign.
Londry-Jackson is among only 12 quarterbacks from non-"Power Five" conferences under consideration for an invitation to college football's most prestigious postseason all-star game, which will be held on Jan. 25, 2014 in Mobile, Ala.
Washington is one of 27 receivers from outside the power conferences on the list.
The recognition is the latest in a long line of preseason honors for Londry-Jackson. He was also named the Southern Conference's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and is one of 20 players on the official watch list for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented to the nation's top NCAA Division I FCS player.
As a junior last season, Londry-Jackson was a first-team all-conference honoree and a finalist for the Payton Award. He led the SoCon and ranked seventh nationally last season in both passing yards (3,278) and total offense (3,606 yards).
The 3,278 passing yards were just 13 yards shy of the school record of 3,291 set by two-time SoCon Player of the Year and Payton Award winner Armanti Edwards in 2009.
Like his quarterback, Washington is no stranger to preseason honors, as he has been tabbed a preseason all-American by both The Sports Network and Phil Steele.
In 2012, Washington established himself as one of the nation's premier playmakers with 1,316 all-purpose yards. He caught 39 passes for 472 yards as a junior, good for third on the squad in both categories, and rushed eight times for 71 yards, good for a lofty 8.9-yard average.
He also ranked 11th nationally with a 27.3-yard kickoff-return average and 21st with a 9.0-yard punt-return average. He scored six touchdowns -- three receiving, two rushing and one on a 99-yard kickoff return (the longest return by a Mountaineer in 44 years).